Precipitation (rain, drizzle, snow, ice pellets, hail, etc.) falling from a cloud and reaching the Earth’s surface.
Mostly encountered with Altostratus, Nimbostratus, Stratocumulus, Stratus, Cumulus and Cumulonimbus.
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